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White Roofs Can Cool Homes, Businesses and the Planet

White Roofs Can Cool Homes, Businesses and the Planet

SACRAMENTO, California, September 23, 2008 (ENS) – California scientists have devised a formula to calculate how much of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide can be offset by increasing the reflectivity of urban surfaces like rooftops. They say that by making roofs reflective, homeowners will save money on cooling and white roofs installed on a global…